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Two area lift bridges to close next week for overnight repairs

Two area lift bridges to close next week for overnight repairs


The Champagne-Harrelson Lift Bridge in Mathews crossing over Bayou Lafourche at LA 654 will be closed overnight to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday January 16, to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17.

This closure is necessary to allow DOTD contractors to replace the balance chain pins on the counterweights.

The new Larose Lift Bridge over Bayou Lafourche between LA 308 and LA 657 will be closed overnight to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, to 6:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18.

This closure is also necessary to allow DOTD contractors to replace the balance chain pins on the counterweights.

Both projects are part of a $658,000 project to replace mechanical components on 4 vertical lift bridges in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Iberia Parishes.